Here is a list of some of the most common job interview questions that you might encounter in English. We’ve included some help with how to respond and a translation in Spanish



  1. What can you tell me about yourself?
    ¿Qué puedes contarme sobre ti?
    Advice: Be specific and compelling. Give two or three specific accomplishments relevant to the post.
  2. Can you list your strengths?
    ¿Puedes enumerar tus fortalezas?
    Advice: Be truthful and relevant. Use specific qualities not generalizations like “good with people” or “work well in a team”.
  3. What weaknesses do you have?
    ¿Cuáles son tus debilidades?

    Advice: don´t be to negative or trivial. Use something that you have found difficult but are learning to improve and eager to do so.
  4. Why should I consider hiring you?
    ¿Por qué debería contratarte?
    Advice: You can do the job, deliver results and you fit in with the culture of the company.
  5. Why do you want to work here?
    ¿Por qué quieres trabajar aquí?
    Advice: Identify roles in the post and company to which you believe you are suited.
  6. Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
    ¿Dónde te ves dentro de 5 años?
    Advice: Show ambition but be realistic. Relate your ambition to the post you are applying for.
  7. What do you know about the company?
    ¿Qué sabes de la empresa?
    Advice: Do your homework so you can use pure facts and positive achievements.
  8. Tell me about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced in the past and how you’ve dealt with it.
    Háblame de un desafío o conflicto al que te hayas enfrentado en el pasado y cómo lo resolviste.
    Advice: Explain the problem and why you considered it difficult.
  9. Why are you leaving or did you leave your last job?
    ¿Por qué quieres dejar tu actual trabajo?/¿Por qué dejaste tu último trabajo?
    Advice: Be honest, put your actions in a positive light. Do not criticize your previous employer too much.
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